Twisted Groove Christmas 2020

I don’t often do holiday themed shows but this year, prompted by my girlfriend, we created a Lounge, Indie, Soulful Twisted Groove show. Dana loves Christmas music and collects all sorts of quality releases. We play tracks from Grandaddy, Esquivel, Cocteau Twins, Claudine Longet, Jimmy McGriff, Fountains of Wayne, Staples Singers, Rilo Kiley, Nick Lowe and more…

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Hour 1

ARTIST : TRACK : ALBUM

Grandaddy : Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland : The Windfall Varietal

Esquivel : Jingle Bells Greetings From the Space-Age Bachelor Pad : ¡Esquivel!* – Merry Xmas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad

Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 : Christmas Songs : B.F.Goodrich Limited Edition EP ¡Something Festive!

Staples Singers : Who Took The Mary Out of Christmas : Christmas Souls Stax

Margo Guryan : I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You : 25 Demos

Tracey Thorn : Hard Candy Christmas : Tinsel + Lights

Nick Lowe : Children Go Where I Send Thee : Quality Street

Phoenix w/ Bill Murray : Alone on Christmas Day : Single (A Very Murray Christmas)

Rilo Kiley : Christmas Cake : Maybe This Christmas Too?

Ray Anthony & His Bookends : Christmas Kisses : Single

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Fountains of Wayne : The Man In The Santa Suit : Out-of-State Plates

The Kinks : Father Christmas : Misfits

Pogues : Fairytale of New York : If I Should Fall From Grace With God

The Chieftans feat. Elvis Costello : St. Stephan’s Day Murders : The Bells of Dublin

Alex Chilton : The Christmas Song : Clichés

Jimmy McGriff : Santa Claus is Coming To Town/White Christmas : Christmas With McGriff

Albert King : Christmas Comes But Once A Year : Single Stax

Herb Alpert : Jingle Bell Rock : B.F.Goodrich Limited Edition ¡Something Festive!

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Hour 2

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ARTIST : TRACK : ALBUM

Claudine Longet : Snow : B.F.Goodrich Limited Edition ¡Something Festive!

Cocteau Twins : Winter Wonderland : Snow EP

Esquivel : Frosty the Snowman : ¡Esquivel!* – Merry Xmas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad

Lisa Mychols :XMass = Tyme² : Lost Winter’s Dream

Al Caiola & Riz Ortolani : Holiday on Skis : A Nostalgic Christmas – Chestnuts Roasting

Pretenders : 2000 Miles : Learning To Crawl

Ron Sexsmith : Maybe This Christmas : Maybe This Christmas

Queen : Thank God It’s Christmas : Single

Mel Torme : Glow Worm Christmas : Christmas Songs

Esquivel : White Christmas : ¡Esquivel!* – Merry Xmas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad

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Lou Barlow : Glittery : Single

Polyphonic Spree : Happy Christmas (War Is Over) : Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays, Vol. One

Mack Rice : Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ : Single

Graham Parker and Nona Hendryx : Soul Christmas : Christmas Cracker

Little Johnny Taylor : Please Come Home For Christmas : Single

Darlene Love : Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) : A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector

Khruangbin : Christmas Time Is Here : Single

Carpenters : Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas : Christmas Portrait

Esquivel : Auld Lang Syne (Adios From Esquivel!) : Auld Lang Syne (Adios From Esquivel!)

2020 Releases and Old Gems

This week’s Twisted Groove I play some random tracks released in 2020. For the most part I don’t do favorite lists so these are just tracks that were in my queue recently. I pepper that with some older gems. I finish off the show with some tracks from the recently departed Harold Budd.

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Hour 1

ARTIST       TRACK        ALBUM

Mick Harvey : Come Into My Sleep: One Man’s Treasure

Mark Lanegan : Brompton Oratory : Imitations

Sufjan Stevens : America : The Ascension

Blake Mills : Vanishing Twin : Mutable Set

Black Keys : Gold On The Ceiling : Electro-Vox Version

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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds : Jubilee Street : Distant Sky Live EP

Paul Weller : Brushed : The Black Barn Sessions

Japandroid : Jack The Ripper : single

Phoebe Bridger : Chinese Satellite : Punisher

Sharon Van Etten : People Ain’t No Good : Triple J Like A

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Hour 2

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Bright Eyes : Mariana Trench : Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was

Lambchop : Golden Lady: Trip

James Elkington : Ever-Roving Eye : Ever-Roving Eye

My Morning Jacket : New Morning : Does Xmas Fiasco Style

Alex Izenberg : Requiem : Cavern Chateau

Fontaines D.C. : Dublin City Sky : Brixton Academy

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Lemonheads : Straight To You: Varshons 2

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds : Henry Lee : Murder Ballads

PJ Harvey : We Float : Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea

Harold Budd/Cocteau Twins : She Will Destroy You : The Moon And The Melodies

Harold Budd/Cocteau Twins : Why Do You Love Me : The Moon And The Melodies

Harold Budd/Brian Eno : An Arc Of Doves : Ambient 2/The Plateaux Of Mirror

Paula White / New Releases and More

This is Presidential election week 2020. I start out with a remix of Paula White’s Trump Reelection Prayer Service. If you have not heard her speaking in tongues for Trump then you need to and this remix came out really well. Throughout the show I play new releases in a bunch of different genres. I play new tracks from Anthony Attalla, Sego, Sharon Jones, Mr Gnome, Always, Jules Shear, Jim White, Katy J Pearson and many others.

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Hour 1

ARTIST TRACK ALBUM

Paula White : Trump Reelection Prayer : video

Anthony Attalla : Atlas (mixed with above track) : single

Till Von Stein & Tender Game : You & I : single

Duval Timothy : Like : Help

Laurence Anne : Say Hello : single

Beverly Glenn Copeland : Sunset Village : Transmissions

Soundwalk Collective w/ Patti Smith : The Rat : Peradam

Mr Gnome : Be Here Now : The Day You Flew Away

Always : Dittomaster : single

Katy J Pearson : Something Real : single

Jules Shear : Smart : single

Jim White : The Mystery Of You : Misfits Jubilee

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Hour 2

ARTIST       TRACK        ALBUM

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings : This Land Is Your Land : Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)

Young Jesus : Faith : Welcome To The Conceptual Beach

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me : Leave Me Alone : single

Alex Izenberg : Requiem : Caravan Chateau

Andwella : Mississippi Water : People’s People

Cherry Ames : Golden Boy : No Brakes

Sego : Life With Pam : single

Deep Jazz : Mystic Sky : Peace Chant / Raw, Deep and Spiritual Vol 2

Vampsyche : Rendezvous : single

New Arrivals

The week’s show we had a bunch of new music that we had not played that had come into the inbox. So we play all new or newish releases from Django Django, Sinead O’Connor, Bill Callahan, ORGATROID, Ani Difranco, Bebel Gilberto, Lydia Loveless and more…

Hour 1

ARTIST TRACK ALBUM

Cults : A Low : Host

Django Django : Spirals : Single

Midlife : Citations : Automatic

Bill Callahan : Pigeons : Gold Record

Ani Difranco : Do or Die : Single

Simbad : Time Off (feat. Ammos Moses) : Time Off Remixed

ORGATROID : How Was I to Know (Nero Bellum Remix) : Single

Optic Sink : Exhibitionist : Optic Sink

Life On Planets : Brother (Charlie Soul Clap Remix) : Only You Remixes EP

Till Von Sein and Tender Games : You & I : Single

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Hour 2

ARTIST       TRACK        ALBUM

Eartheater : Fantasy : Phoenix/Flames Are Dew upon The Skin

Katy J Pearson : Fix Me Up : Single

Lydia Loveless : Don’t Bother Mountain : Daughter

Belel Gilberto : Teletransportador : Agora

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings : Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours: Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Rendition Was In

The Beths : Dying To Believe : Jump Rope Gazers

Cloud Nothings : A Weird Interaction : The Black Hole Understands

Sinead O’connor : Trouble Of The World : Single

Madame Gandhi : Young Indian (Modular Princess Remix) : Visions Remixed

Matvei : Saudade: Summer Collection


Raphael Futura : Les Gens : Riviera


Forest Bees : Alone/Togther : Forest Bees


Katherine de Rosset : The Eclipse : The Tower

Arty Variety

For this Twisted Groove I play what I call an Arty Variety. I just started choosing tracks and this is what came out. Tracks from Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Jon Hassell, Harold Budd and more… ::

Hour 1

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ARTIST       TRACK        ALBUM
David Byrne Brian Eno : Into The Spirit World : My Life In The Bush Of Ghost Outtakes


David Byrne Meredith Monk : Road Song : True Stories The Complete Soundtrack


David Byrne : Freeway Son : True Stories The Complete Soundtrack


Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic : The Rite Of Spring : Sonic Geology


Cluster : Live In Der Fabtik : Cluster II


Laurie Anderson Tenzin Choegyal Jesse Paris Smith : Listen Without Distract : Songs From The Bardo

Cocteau Twins : Pandora (for Cindy) : Treasure


Dead Can Dance : De Profundis (Out of the Depths of Sorrow) : Spleen And Ideal


Brian Eno : Needle Click : Making Space


Lisa Gerrard : Towards The Tower : The Silver Tree

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Hour 2

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ARTIST       TRACK        ALBUM
Klaus Schulze : Friedrich Nietzsche: X


Tangerine Dream : Kiew Mission : Exit


Jon Hassell : Frontiera A Sud_Est : Sulla Strada


Harold Budd : Arabesque 3 : Avalon Sutra


Harold Budd : Rue Casmir Delavigne : Avalon Sutra


Travis & Fripp : In A Green Field : Between The Silence

Indie Electronic Goodness Pt 1

Jagwar Ma

Indie Electronic goodness

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Four – Jagwar Ma / Howlin’

Seconds – Mi / One On The Way

…And Silver Light Popped Through His Eyes – Matmos / Vague Terrain

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Alienation RMX – Lal’ Puna / I Thought I Was Over That

New Seeds – Boards of Canada / Tomorrow’s Harvest

Ship of Fools South Sea – The Orb / Single EP

Full Fire – The Knife/ Shaking The Habitual

Indie Electronic Goodness Pt 2

Silver Apples

Indie Electronic goodness

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III

Tears Of Heart – Buck 65 / 20 Odd Years

Thank You Branch – The Books / Thought For Food

Unspoken – Four Tet / Rounds

Giving The Talking Book – Kim Hiorthoy / Hei

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Misty Mountain – Silver Apples / Silver Apples

3.4.E – Tied & Trickled Trio / Observing Systems

Speechless – David Byrne / Lead Us Not Into Temptation

A Thin Skin Of Bullfight Dust – Califone / Stitches

Oh Yeah – Foxygen / We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

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Dead Flowers – Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band / Mojo Revolver

New and Old Indie Part One

The XX

This week’s show is mostly Indie. My niece Ellia and her boyfriend Jacob were in town so I was playing a bunch of music they would appreciate and it was almost my birthday so we were celebrating. You gotta love when family is listening!

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The Throw – Jagwar Ma / Howlin
Indie Rokkers – MGMT / Time to Pretend
Plastis Wafer – Of Montreal / Skeletal Lamping
Sunset – XX / Coexist
Irene – Beach House / Bloom

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Thank You Space Expert – Mogwai / The Hawk Is Howling
Mind Mischief– Tame Impala / Lonerism
2080 – Yeasayer / Daytrotter 9.3.2007
New Cannonball Blues – TV On The Radio / Nine Types Of Light
I’m Your Son – The Walkman / Daytrotter 8.4.2008
We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace and Magic – Foxygen / We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace and Magic

Life Has Passed Part One

This weeks Twisted Groove starts out with the piece called Death by Bill Laswell. Through out the tune the Dalai Lama speaks on his thoughts on death. The show then ebbs and flows both new and old with much of it electronic. My father passed away on July 31st and this is the first show I was able to assemble since then.

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Death – Bill Laswell / Life Space Death
Sigur 6 – Sigur Ros / ( )
Stitches – Califone / Stitches
When The World (version) – The Durutti Column / Red Shoes
Proverb – Nobukazu Takemura / Reich Remixed

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Jacquard Causeway – Boards of Canada / Tomorrow’s Harvest
Utrom – Tied & Tickled Trio / EA1 EA2
Ramblin’ Man – Lemon Jelly / Lost Horizons
Micronomic – Lali Puna Remix by Boom Bip/ I Thought I Was Over That

Life has Passed Part Two

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This weeks Twisted Groove starts out with the piece called Death by Bill Laswell. Through out the tune the Dalai Lama speaks on his thoughts on death. The show then ebbs and flows both new and old with much of it electronic. My father passed away on July 31st and this is the first show I was able to assemble since then.

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III
The Beach Party – Hot Chip / Coming On Strong
Hilly – Minotaur Shock / Maritime
Disconnect (Edit) – Plastikman / Closer
Requiem – Dr. Alex Patterson (Killing Joke) / Voyage Into Paradise
Mindstream – Aphex Twin Remixing Meat Beat Manifesto / 26 Mixes For Cash

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Forskedellig Gode Ting (Edit) – Kim Hiorthoy / HEI
She Moves She – Four Tet / Rounds
Schnick-Schnack – Mouse On Mars / Rost Pocks EP

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…And Silver Light Popped In His Eyes – Matmos / Vague Terrain

Variety Plus Part One

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This weeks Twisted Groove is a varied sort. I had a bunch of new musical acquisitions I wanted to play. Some of the music is very new and others are not. I had seen the movie Beware of Mr. Baker the night before. It was a great story so I had to start the evening off with some Ginger Baker. The show starts there and continues to evolve.

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Let Me Ride – Ginger Baker Air Force / Air Force 2

Locked Down – Dr. John / Locked Down

Rumble Tumble – Creedence Clearwater Revival / Cosmo’s Factory

What Makes A Good Man – The Heavy / The Glorious Dead

Indie Rockers – MGMT / Time To Pretend

Tuned Into Love – The Troggs / Athens Andover

 

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Sunset – XX / Coexist

On Blue Mountain – Foxygen / We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

The Kids Are Alright – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs / Under The Covers

Study In Blue – Paul Weller / Sonik Kicks

Lightening – David Byrne & St. Vincent / Love This Giant

Wishes – Beach House / Bloom

Variety Plus Part Two

Bowie
Bowie

This weeks Twisted Groove is a varied sort. I had a bunch of new musical acquisitions I wanted to play. Some of the music is very new and others are not. I had seen the movie Beware of Mr. Baker the night before. It was a great story so I had to start the evening off with some Ginger Baker. The show starts there and continues to evolve.

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Heroes – David Bowie / Stage

Looking For Water – David Bowie / Reality

The EMI Song (Smile For Me) – Alex Chilton / Free Again

Anytime – My Morning Jacket / Z

Daddy’s Gone – Sparklehorse / Dark Night Of The Soul

Super Baby – Mathew Sweet / 100% Fun

Giant Step Backwards – John Doe / Keeper

 

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This World – Michael Been / On The Verge of A Nervous Breakthrough

All Turn To Cloud – Buffalo Killers / 3

Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control – Tame Impala / Lonerism

The Return – The Black Angels / Directions To See A Ghost

 

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Warsaw (edit) – David Bowie / Stages